Saturday, 12 November 2016

Inktober 2016

I've just FINISHED Inktober 2016. The point being to make an image using ink every day during October and share of social media. There's a screen grab from Instagram below, I'll add the final images to this blog when it's all done and dusted. Here's a flick through my sketchbook...


 

My rules:
1. make image in sketchbook
2. only use black, white and red ink or felt pens
3. can add collaged elements ie. tape, paper, staples, stickers
4. can use rubber stamps I already have but only with black or red ink
5. show the materials used in the photos
6. stamp the date on the image

So here are the first batch as seen on Instagram
https://www.instagram.com/bateyjackie/

I'm also sharing them on Twitter
https://twitter.com/JackieBatey
@jackiebatey










Thursday, 1 September 2016

Work in Progress - Morass

Very pleased with my large format test prints on archival sustainable heavy matt paper. Once they are fully dried and fixed, I'll be folding 2m concertinas.
I'm planning on cloth-bound hard covers in fuchsia.

Working title: Morass Publication date: December 2017

The image is a vertical slice from the Bank of England down through the sewers past the London Underground and down into Hell. This satirical vertical cross-section contains two quotes about finance by Charles Dickens. This artist's book was inspired by Our Mutual Friend (1865) and the grasping need for money that integrates all levels of society.


Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Artists’ Books to Inspire Your Book Cover Designs

Interesting article 'Artists’ Books to Inspire Your Book Cover Designs' by Kaitlyn Ellison (USA).
Some great examples, nice to see Damp in Ditchwater included.

Link to article online, or click the images below to read...

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Confia16 - presentation about art-zines

I was really pleased to get my paper about art-zines accepted for Confia16.
The conference is on illustration and animation and this year its venue was the
lovely TEATRO GIL VICENTE in Barcelos, Portugal.
(I'll add a link to my paper, when it becomes available).

My presentation title:
Satirical zines about computers, apps and social media: Art-zines from the Zineopolis Collection. 





For more on Confiahttp://www.confia.ipca.pt/

Saturday, 12 March 2016

Women and Domesticity Exhibition

More news for the Domestic Dusters Project...

"Beyond excited to be exhibiting a large selection of dusters from the Women & Domesticity collection at the De La Warr Pavilion this weekend! They're on both levels of the north stairs (street side) until later this week. Visit https://domesticdusters.wordpress.com/2016/03/05/duster-collection-now-live-at-the-de-la-warr-pavilion/ to join the project and http://www.dlwp.com/event/pechakucha-20x20-night to book a ticket for Tuesday evening's PechaKucha talks when I'll taking my turn and talking about the project." Vanessa Marr





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The Domestic Dusters exhibition has moved on! to:

HOME & ART: CREATING, PERFORMING AND RESEARCHING HOME AT THE GEFFRYE MUSEUM
Friday 1st May 2015
The event is being organised by the Centre of Studies of Home and the Queen Mary University London. The dusters will be hung for the day, pop-up style as before, during the event so all the delegates will get a chance to see them. Vanessa will be giving a talk about the project.



How it all began...

I'm delighted to be part of this upcoming exhibition on Women and DomesticityThe Private View will be held from 2-5pm on Saturday 28th February.
We will also be taking donations for Women's Aid at this event.
Studio 11, The Old Printworks, 20 Wharf Road, Eastbourne, BN21 3UG.
The studio is just a few minutes walk from Eastbourne train station and there is parking nearby.


Curated by Vanessa Marr, women were invited to sew their opinions on to a yellow duster.
"WHAT’S YOUR OPINION?
Love it, loath it, fear it, resent it, or embrace it?
Is it an out-dated expectation or a predictable reality?
What does it mean to you personally?Stitch your perspective onto a duster!"

Here's what I stitched for the show:


Title: Call of Duty

When considering housework I tend to groan inwardly and grit my teeth. It’s like a chore to be endured rather than a task to be enjoyed. I don’t experience the satisfaction of a ‘job well done’ rather a mental image of the Forth Bridge that needs constant attention just to keep going.

I have a collection of homemaking manuals from the '40s -'50s and I particularly enjoy the jolly enthusiasm with which Good Housekeeping explains how to clean your house properly. I’ve stitched their cleaning descriptions exactly, to form the text, but I’ve placed the whole activity within the context of a Play Station game. I enjoyed the notion of ‘housework’ as an entertainment - however unlikely. ‘Call of Duty’ is a pun on the name of a popular series of computer games - but the title seemed very apt here.

Materials: Blue and red embroidery thread sewn onto a yellow duster.
J-cloth cut-out backed with interfacing and sewn on with blue thread.
Added buttons and blue fabric pen lines.
Laundry label attached by 2 small safety pins.




Visit Vanessa's blog for more information and images:

Saturday, 6 February 2016

Damp Flat Books Collected Works Catalogue

I've just released this Collected Works Catalogue, it details all of my artist's books and includes an introduction and list of which collections and libraries they can bee seen in. You can click the image below to read it online.

Monday, 25 January 2016

Saturday, 23 January 2016